Cacao Sampaka. September 2, 2008
Hmmm… chocolate & anchovy. If you ever yourself in Madrid with a massive craving for chocolate, head straight for Cacao Sampaka. This boutique style chocolatier controls the whole process of manufacturing their chocolate, from the selection of the cocoa beans through to the packaging of the product. Using only authentic cocoa, everything is made by artisans in a small factory, who try to create a whole new language of forms and flavours using chocolate.
Thinking that I’m an adventurous sort of guy, I was tempted by their ‘Gastronomic Innovations’ selection that is “only for the risky one.” I was fine with choices such as balsamic vinegar and chocolate, and even the parma cheese and chocolate was interesting, but the chocolate anchovy! Dear god, it was horrific. For the love of god, save yourself the torment, and never mix salty fish with chocolate!
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